He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, and was admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2001 as a patent agent.
In 1997, he co-founded CC Kinetics Inc. CCK spent several years developing breakthrough technology for sports performance monitoring, and licensed the resulting intellectual property to a Polar Electro OY, the world’s leader maker of heart rate monitors for athletes. As president of and partner in CCK, his leadership drove the project from idea genesis through final licensing negotiations.
CCK cemented his interest in intellectual property, and he went on to study for the Patent Bar exam independently, passing on his first sitting. His patent practice, Green Mountain Innovations LLC, has advised dozens of inventors – both small corporations and individuals – on the process of obtaining a patent and related intellectual property matters. He has represented many of these inventors as an agent before the US Patent Office. His expertise includes market evaluation, commercialization, and licensing strategies for new technologies. His experience also includes involvement in a number ventures on an equity basis, serving as IP lead.
Coté is also a cycling enthusiast, racing bicycles at the elite level through the 1980s and 1990s in hundreds of pro-am competitions. He has written about cycling technology, culture, and competition for dozens of magazines, and has been a Contributing Writer to Bicycling magazine for over ten years. His combined background in cycling and engineering has led to him being called as an expert witness for a number of lawsuits.
Registered Patent Agent